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market. why no one should really be happening to the global economy with much stronger no holds barred look at the global financial headlines. pakistan's new elected prime minister once again calls for the us to and drone strikes in the country will take a look at the many civilian victims of america's war on terror. a major us cell phone that was killed by a top secret court oh did you hand over the bio to require a course of millions of the clients to the national security agency. to the brain the turkish prime minister is set to return to the country to face
demands for him to resign over a brutal police crackdown on dust ration is that. intrade. this is coming to life from moscow hello and welcome to the. u.s. drone strikes on pakistani soil must end that's according to the country's new to elected prime minister who is once again demanded washington respects his country's sovereignty this comes amid mounting reports of the many civilian casualties in america's war on terror. that some of them and her report contains some graphic and . the locals call it death in the skies in pakistan's northwest tribal region an american drone as seen from the ground it's become the weapon of choice in the u.s.
war on terror and this is the damage it can wreak under president obama more than three hundred such strikes on pakistani soil against alleged al qaeda and taliban suspects. but ordinary civilians also pay a price this man is one of them i mean a lot was on his way to work at a mine near his village when a drone struck the area he lost his leg in the attack three other miners who were with them lost their lives we live in constant fear of another strike we are simple villagers who are stuck in a war that we didn't ask for it's a hopeless feeling to be death is above our heads all the time although the attack took place three years ago i mean a loss says the pain is still severe the sight of his injuries upsets his four children meanwhile depression anxiety and lingering fear have pushed him to take up tranquilizer pills and modify the need in the vein merican should be able to tell an ordinary person from a television leader what they should know who they're killing what did we do to
deserve this. this isn't my ex any grown arctic it's a question echoed by now dar who lost part of his hearing short term memory and nearly his foot when. the drone shockwave was so intense that it threw us outside far from the place where we were sleeping after several minutes there was another strike and it killed many more people attorneys out of bar has sued both the u.s. and pakistan on behalf of the civilian victims he says they're the voiceless people of the zeerust on isolated by geography and politics simply call it a concentration camp that you have build a wall of. military and militants and behind that wall you keeping more than eight hundred thousand people who are not allowed to come out and no one from the rest of the country is allowed to go in and that's a kind of tree which u.s. is using to use and test its drone program in many ways the epicenter of the cia's highly classified drone program is a black hole on the map
a region of pakistan off limits to outsiders especially westerners now evidence of the drone strikes is almost impossible to get but these were smuggled to islamize bought from the tribal areas they're believed to be fragments of actual hellfire missiles retrieved from a war zone most americans never get to see the fragments collected by norbert from a local drug. commending the civilian toll of drones especially on children disturbing images of the living and the dead for nor its personal. needs ahead of me whenever my three year old daughter hears a plane she runs inside and won't sleep that night the children here have been traumatized by the drones the sound of a door banging shut is enough to terrify them. and that fear can turn to anger a new generation radicalized by the war by carrying out drone strikes killing innocent people who are not part of the conflict you are just widening the conflict
here giving a reason to people who were not part of the conflict to become part of the conflict . of course this is made me hate the americans we are angry and want revenge they've destroyed our lives my parents my wife my children we all see america as our worst enemy now while promising to rein in their use the white house says drones are both legal and effective that's. all on. us. when translated by defense that's cold comfort for the victims. pakistan. and while the u.s. sources claim drones only hits military targets american media has been reporting that classified documents indicate the cia did not always know who they were killing during a time and that's now take
a look at some actual numbers that according to the bureau investigative journalism eight hundred and eighty fool civilians have reportedly been killed it's estimated two hundred children are among these victims meanwhile the number of drone strikes has increased six fold since president obama took office and chris words from the bureau of investigative journalism says with these figures in mind there are needs to be much more transparency in the troubles that with so many civilians reported killed and yet the cia claiming that it's killed no more than fifty or sixty civilians i think there is need for an open not only an open inquiry but also for the cia to share information me as one who believes it's killed in places like pakistan president obama's speech the other week did seem to promise more openness but unfortunately we don't seeing signs of that just yet in pakistan we now have an incoming government that's making absolutely clear to the united states that it
doesn't want these drone strikes i don't think they're going to stop most of the strikes there in pakistan these days are really not related to al qaida and to those terrorist activities but really to the war across the border in afghanistan and the drone war has changed quite significantly ten years or so it's been running we see the united states talking about using drones in syria for example we have heard of course from iraq and everyone to recently for the u.s. to use drones there so there's a concern among some that the u.s. will start to use these drones as an easy plank in their view of foreign policy. millions of americans are having their phone records harvested without their knowledge the white house has confirmed the us national security agency forced ever arisan one of the nation's biggest cell phone providers to hand over its core data embarked on bart and brought me the details airlift this was started by the british
newspaper the guardian that managed to obtain documents we'll show you a little extract from those documents from the u.s. national security agency and a secret court there that they've used these documents have taken a small extract to obtain the phone calls of millions of us customers of arisan one of the largest telecommunications companies in the u.s. wanting call detail records and what are those those records specifically their telephony metter data we're looking at the the the numbers of both parties of the phone call the one making the called one receiving it location data from the call the time of the call and the duration so although the the contents of those calls aren't mentioned. if the authorities wanted to they could look at who was calling who where when and for how long that's a lot of data that you can use to try and pinpoint an individual and it's hoovering
up all of that data does whoever verizon's customers are there and how much of a shock this will be for american. it could possibly be a big shock there have been a number of surveillance scandals recently among them just last month the fox news reporter whose e-mails and phones were monitored to try and get down towards a story that they thought the government thought was based on a state department leak fox very angry about that in their statement they called it downright chilling that this man was was monitored there he is now really was doing his job as they said and also a week before that the department of justice caught having monitored around twenty phone lines of the associated press news agency in the u.s. there suspected they were trying to trace the leak of a story of a foiled al qaeda bomb plot all of this building up both of those stories creating
a big for a this one probably likely to as well the bush administration admitted this kind of mass gathering of telephone data this is the first instance so of the a bomb or administration perhaps continuing something similar it's not known the full extent of this that it that it might get to it is very likely that it could create a lot of anger. call star college rise and step down well great promise to when he returns home after working trip abroad late on thursday protesters want the one out of a brutal police crime down on demonstrations from houses injured fresh clashes broke out overnight and cries police unleashed multi gas and water cannons on unarmed activists three people have died in the unrest which began as a small gathering in istanbul but spread like wildfire across the country in response to unprovoked police say this find they largely peaceful nature of the movement at once branded the demonstrators as foreign backed extremists and
protesters have responded by calling him a paranoid dictator as everyone going to cover. their kids in banners flags and tear gas turkey's going through a rough time right now so who's to blame but i'm going to consider the sincerity of these protests social media has been full of fabricated news baseless claims and accusations against me for days therefore we should hang these people from the trees they are accustomed to that these tactless people are tweeting and messaging that we are victims of violence and dying police panzers are crushing us and the people who share these retreat these claims are just hundreds of fascists said prime minister go on before doesn't often african tour voices of dissent on istanbul's taksim square as well as many other squares and parks in turkey louder but the turkish prime minister had by then already dismissed these voices as coming
from drunkards leaders and extremists the only types of people quit and protests in turkey according to iran this completely dislikes a position to his ideas he take this as a personal offense. he used he's used to have. agrees from the. public for a lot of time because he gained. bolts of to conquer this time probably he didn't think that he didn't assume that the protests will be so big everyone's feelings for the protesters however are mirrored by the people on tech scene who believe only one has lost touch with reality and cares mostly about one person's opinion his own everybody was here being and everybody where people were. trying to resist and people were trying to keep the spark and he was telling it to be our good. saying that there is actually no project here going on and he changed
his mind and he said there is of course a project that i will do what i want to do and then the resurrection of spies spies everywhere and this commentary on the protests the prime minister insisted there are hundreds of thousands of foreign agents working to upset the status quo in the country i don't insist that it's these very agents that have instigated the address in the first place and continue to work among the crowds encouraging dissent in turmoil today's news paper quoted a non named source in the government who claimed authorities have arrested some fifteen foreigners across the country in connection with the protests ironically many of them turned out to be nationals of iran a country which has been on early ones blacklist for quite some time but just a couple of months ago the prime minister cut a different picture delivering a heartfelt speech on the subject of human rights and freedoms. where there is no
justice there is no humanity because there is justice and justice is excluded its place has shifted to man's identity the identity of human beings to speak it is impossible to claim that these people can build a decent life but in everyone's turkey lately people have been busy putting up barricades to keep police at bay rather than building a prosperous future for themselves even. istanbul. and most stores here after a short break here. well i'll talk about language as well but i will only react to situations i have read the reports. like the players to know i will be back to stick to comment on your latter point to save lives to carry out a car is on the docket no ground zero zero zero no more weasel words.
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are in court on charges of inciting must disorder and violence against conveys they were arrested following process which ended in clashes and may last chair on the eve of president putin's swearing in ceremony well he's a mix a dash of skis following the preliminary hearing. twelve people in the door all accused of inciting riots a year ago in may the sixth went to twelve and they could face up to eight years in prison if they're found guilty back then certainly just twenty four hours before the inauguration of president bush in moscow so probably the biggest violence it has seen in years everything was going rather smoothly in the anti putin protest in the heart of most going to one part of the protesters attempted to break the police lines and move in a march towards the gravel and that's when the scuffles between the police and the protesters erupted which left more than eighty people injured and more than three hundred were arrested of course most of them were released straight away but twelve of them the police believe that they have enough evidence that these people were
inciting riots and that's why this case has been going on for the last year obviously entering its final stage the court hearings in central moscow court now this case has been riddled with controversy of course with the opposition describing these people as political prisoners and demanding them to be released we are seeing something like this today as well there are solitary pickets from both the opposition and the pro-government movements for the first are demanding the release of the prisoners the second the last are demanding justice to be so of course we keeping our thumbs here on the ground that will be keeping our viewers up to date with all the latest details as this court session is progressing. in a raid in the moscow region russian authorities have arrested the need of a terrorist cell which was reportedly planning an attack on the capital and culture of joins us now live with more room on nice to see it will do we know about this operation. well so far we know that the man's name is you lie.
he was arrested this morning and this actually this is a continuance from another operation which was held on the twentieth of may and where in an anti-terrorist operation there were two suspected militant militants that were killed and one was detained actually various russian media reported earlier that say you lied via was one of those people apparently he wasn't he was arrested this morning that in both instances the suspects are accused of planning a series of terrorist acts right here in moscow and but there are a terrorist affiliation stems far beyond the borders of the russian federation with authorities saying that the suspects were actively involved with the islamic party all star and now they were trained by an internationally recognized terror groups somewhere on the border in northern but was there a stand at some a border of pakistan and up going to start and that took place back in its went and
now the training involves both ideological instruction and old soul practically practical training on and on the use of combat and how to make explosives now speaking off the lot then led by a who was arrested earlier today well he's been in the russian capital for almost five years already and over this time he disguised himself as a gypsy cab driver or unlicensed taxi driver and while he was doing that so he was a staking out look ations for a potential terrorist tank tens of the places that he was looking for he wanted to inflict the maximum amount of damage to human life and property of course as well now the suspects in about earlier on the twentieth of may and goodbye to they now they were a pair. we planned to make a terrorist act the right here in the russian capital on the celebration of the
ninth of may big three days of the british and one of the biggest holiday here in russia obviously that plot failed russian national anti-terrorism committee now they claim that these suspects were directly involved in fighting against nato coalition forces in afghanistan as well so a great day for the answers in committee today. live from central moscow many thanks indeed for that update so as lawmakers are trying to define the country's way of banking which traditionally involves high levels of secrecy that's in the face of mounting pressure from the u.s. and e.u. over time avoidance. senior reports now on the standoff. the swiss parliament has decided to put on hold a bill that would let swiss banks give the client information to u.s. authorities as part of this coopt on tax evasion of the swiss the americans have
been a tax dispute for about two years now and the swiss government has warned its parliament that if it doesn't act quickly enough criminal charges may be leveled against some of its largest banks and this is in addition to the latest move to also pursue a heavy handed approach on its clampdown on tax evasion has decided to start talks with offshore banking haven that are not e.u. members like switzerland to establish an automatic exchange of relevant banking data now with crisis trip to the e.u. and the us having to do with its own a fiscal problems this is a way for governments to rein in that cash back into government coffers was far switzerland is concerned this is a very lucrative market making it the world's largest financial center for offshore accounts with about two trillion dollars in assets the question there is with this kind of government pressure being put on the likes of switzerland will it actually achieve the desired results for people who want to hide their money from the tax
man have the will and the financial means and they may simply look elsewhere to park their money reporting from brussels. the u.s. is still learning that its military invaders endeavors i should say in iraq are no guarantee of financial reward it was revealed beijing is now winning the race for iraq it will becoming the country's biggest customer and cheese case he'll be and joins me now in the studio to explain just how chinese entrepreneur is and how it's all working casey well despite the u.s. is actually investing and spending billions on invasion in iraq it's trying to making billions of dollars in investment kinds of investments going on and i see a rock right now as one of the biggest producers of oil in the wells. china is the biggest buyer of all of this oil they've actually injected two billion dollars worth into the country into iraq and that equates to one point five million barrels
of oil so it's an incredible amount and really we know before the war in iraq the oil industry was actually plagued by international sanctions a lot of this really affected the oil market that was kind of saddam hussein a lot of political rhetoric going on at the time but now that there's an open friendly business environment it's is a good thing for the oil industry and iraq in the. legs will make the chinese so attracted to. those customers well the fact that they've got plenty of money to spend as well plenty of disposable income for sure and also the chinese have been they've had a better relationship with the iraqi government as well and really they've been more committed to having strict contracts as well as lower profits as well so they've been there's also loads going on in the region as well. there's talk about . china. on the border to get the workers into the oil fields they're going to be setting up direct flights from shanghai so they can
really really improve these business relationships and also putting on a rocky accent in hotels as well as talk about that too so that commission. does this all sound like good news for all the well it does for china i would say but some people in the u.s. aren't too happy about it it's been a few feathers ruffled i should say michael makowski a former defense department official he says we lost out he says just to paraphrase him just here he says time to have nothing to do with the war but they have benefited financially and off if plate and our forces i hope we do a short supply route i know the chinese benefited from the fact that they have these loans to america and the interest on these loans is actually skyrocketed since the war because of how much money they obviously no one really thought that this would be the situation but this is how it is this is how what's happened since two thousand and three if you think you very much indeed for bringing us up to
speed kate if you will at the studio thank you very much. and up next to us he's a kind of like a takes on a u.s. foreign policy. the school board in batavia illinois has decided to punish one teacher for his bad behavior by putting him on a strict probation play or what did he do to be deserve be part of this probation planted he do select punch a student in the face or to go in some sort of horribly racist or sexist ranted for the class so he just reminded the students that as americans they have the right to not incriminate themselves to put it more simply he told the students that they didn't have to answer a questionable survey about drug and alcohol use and their emotional state since the data from this questionnaire would be sent back to the private company that
created it this raises even more privacy issues than just the school knowing about the students personal lives i would like to commend this teacher john dryden for actually going above and beyond and telling the children something they need to dial you know if you're going to live in a society based on individual rights it would help to actually teach children what those rights are but that's just my opinion.
i want to welcome to all the part. there's been a lot of talk about the need for russia and the united states to move beyond the cold war mentality but is it really possible communism is long gone but the ideological rift between the two nations remains and is growing have released a point when the differences have already become irreconcilable well to discuss that i'm now joined by a dana back her senior republican on the house foreign affairs committee congressman that welcome to moscow there's been some reports in american media that this visit was facilitated by no other than actually steven seagal is that true. well i actually planned this codel a number of months ago but stevenson go who's an old friend of mine when he heard that i was going was able to facilitate some of our meetings what does it really say about the nature of fierce russian relationship such an unlikely
cultural ambassador as mr seagal had to intervene to facilitate this high level meeting dealing with such an important issue as terrorism isn't that absurd absurd i think it's great i mean it's triffids look how open a society that reflects i mean we want the bureaucracy the bureaucracy to control everything we want or meetings between elected officials only to be done when the bureaucrats will say that's why when i would argue that anyone have a working relationship that would not involve or would not require the facilitation of somebody like that with the gulf for example if he wasn't there then well i did i totally disagree with you i think there's nothing wrong but i worked for an actor who became president and states ronald reagan they were always saying oh elise just an actor well you know there's nothing wrong with with the actors profession so you think mr siegel may have presidential ambitions i don't think is presidential ambitions but i think he's got a lot of heart and soul in terms of the things he believes in but let's go straight
to the nature of the occurred here special relationship and some would argue. very frosty are heard people saying that we are not entering a new era similar it's called why would you agree but that yeah i agree with that i think that unless we do something to get things going in the right direction that we are going to. enter into a narrow it were keep going into an era where things will not be you know we will have be good but they'll be bad why do you think they're so bad at the moment what is the i think that there's been. people on both sides of the of this relationship who are stuck in the cold war i think that there are people who have. a burning hatred in their hear for because they believe that they were dedicated to the the soviet system.